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Our collection of
experiences will mainly correspond
to the core areas we have chosen as a structure.
was the Idea? How did it arise?
when in the course of the proceedings did the Idea arise?
· How many people owned the Idea from the beginning?
· What did you do to convince others and to expand ownership?
· How did you choose the words that could describe the Idea to others?
· How did you formulate your goal(s)?
· What did you do to make sure that the Idea could be communicated to the
· When did you start?
· How did you build your alliances with other players with a view to
realising the whole or parts of the idea?
· What was the basis for selecting alliance partners?
· Were others given the opportunity to provide input and thus influence the
Idea, the goals or the procedure?
· What provisions did you put in place for regular updating alliance
· What was the common platform you built the alliance on? What did you agree
to disagree about?
· How did you safeguard the Idea against being watered down or appropriated
· Did you agree on how far you were going to conduct the battle and on the
instruments you were going to use?
· Was the alliance recognised as a player in the matter in question?
· Who was your opponent?
· What resources/alliances were available to the opponent?
· How long had the opponent carried out his planning?
· What did you regard as your opponent’s strongest card?
· Was there a public debate on the matter?
· Where did you see an opportunity to draw attention to the opposition
during the decision process?
· What instruments did the opponent use to succeed in the matter in
· Were you
get the chance to present alternatives?
4. Financial realism
· What did you do to procure funds for the action?
· What did you do to avoid spending too much?
· How did you organise the financial work?
· Who were your financial supporters? What convinced them, what were their
5. Structure and strategy
· How did you work? How did you share the various tasks?
· What did you do to ensure that you were continuously updated on the
development/procedure of the matter?
· How did you gain access to key politicians and the decision process?
· What did you know about the adversary/opponents?
· How did you get hold of documentation?
· What did you do to gain admittance to the media and to maintain media
· What did you do to take the opponents by surprise?
· What methods did you use in the battle? What methods functioned
· How was the action led? Were the leaders elected? What legitimacy did they
· What did you do to safeguard the action against mixing idealistic and
· How did you avoid inappropriate commitments?
· What did you do to gain a position as a legitimate player?
· What was the action’s credibility based on?
· Did you mobilise external counter-expertise? How did you procure
· What type of expertise did you choose to refer to/use as a support?
· Did you manage to undermine the basis of the adversary’s case?
In this event, what was decisive?
· Did you use counter-expertise secretly or were your experts also subjects
of attention from the media?
· How much of your resources did you employ on documentation, statements of
· Was it possible for the politicians/opponents to change their minds during
the decision process?
· How did you take advantage of these possibilities?
· Were there openings for negotiation? On what basis could it have been
possible to negotiate?
· Did negotiations take place?
· What did you do to leave your opponents as much room as possible to change
· Did the
matter involve prestige?
prestige arise and what was decisive?
9. Staying power
· What did you do to maintain enthusiasm?
· How did you cope with defeat during the process?
· Did you manage to monitor the entire process and present the Idea in all
critical phases? If not, why not?
10. Last lap
· How did you plan the decisive attack on the adversary?
· What did you regard as the decisive moment?
· Did it turn out as you had imagined?
· Did you end the action when all lawful means had been used? Why?
· Did the action move on to civil disobedience? In this event, what do you
think formed the basis of civil disobedience?
· What was the outcome – triumph, part-triumph or loss?
· Why was the action appropriate and important – regardless of the outcome?
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